PhD Projects

Aerospace Engineering

PhD / Postdoc Title & description Start End Promotor Supervisor Funding work abroad host others
Michiel Zaaijer Concepts for offshore wind farms  Jan-05 Gijs van Kuik BSIK: We@Sea no yes
  Eeke Mast Scenario devel. offshore wind energy jan-05 Gijs van Kuik BSIK: We@Sea  yes yes
Shafqat RasoolE.H.M.Mast May-07
 Turaj Ashuri The future offshore wind turbine jan-07 Gijs van Kuik   Michiel Zaaijer  EU / Innwind  yes  no
Ramzi Zakhama Multigrid implementation of cellular automata for structural design and optimization with geometric nonlinearities dec-04 Zafer Gürdal  Mostafa Abdalla EU / Innwind  yes  yes
 Ali Khani Design and optimization of wind turbine blades using variable stiffness method aug-08 aug-12 Zafer Gürdal    Mostafa Abdalla
Daniel Micallef Physical models for the shear and yaw effects on horizontal axis wind turbines dec-08 Gerard van Bussel Carlos Ferreira
Claudia Hofemann Analysis of wind turbine data with a view towards load monitoring jan-09 jan-13 Gerard van Bussel Dick Veldkamp Vestas yes -
 Busra Akay  - jan-09 jan-13 Gerard van Bussel Carlos Ferreira Vestas     -      
Ben Geurts Aerodynamics and design of large Vertical Axis Wind Turbines aug-09 aug-13 Gerard van Bussel Roofcapture yes yes
Giuseppe Tescione Aerodynamic analysis of vertical axis wind turbine near wake with vortex methods nov-10  Nov Gerard van Bussel Carlos Ferreira Deepwind    no    no
2014   
Ricardo Pereira Active stall control through boundary layer manipulation applied to HAWTS June 2011   June 2015 Gerard van Nando Timmer FLOW      yes    yes
Bussel 
Lars Bernhammer sep-11 sep-15 Gijs van Kuik Roeland de Breuker  FLOW / XEMC Darwind     yes     yes
Load alleviation and performance optimization using smart blades
Etana Ferede  Topology and Planform optimization of wind turbine blades to induce the required stall for load/power Oct 2011 Oct Gerard van Mostafa Abdalla FLOW yes   no
2015  Bussel
Maarten Holtslag  Far shore wind climate modelling Oct 2011 Oct Gerard van Bussel Wim Bierbooms FLOW      no no 
2015
Lorenzo
Lignarolo
Vorticity based numerical models for horizontal axis wind turbine wake simulation Oct 2011 Oct Gerard van Bussel Carlos Ferreira FLOW      yes no 
2015

Civil Engineering and Geosciences

PhD / Postdoc Title & description Start End Promotor Supervisor Funding work abroad host others
yes/no yes/no
Wybren de Vries Support structures for offshore wind turbines in deep water June 2006 2010 Jan Meek - EU / Upwind - -
Niels Diepeveen Hydraulic energy conversion systems for wind turbines aug-08 aug-12 Jan van der Tempel BSIK: We@Sea not  yet not  yet
Maxim Segeren Support structures for far and large offshore windfarms July 2010 July 2014 Marcel Stive Jan van der Tempel Flow   No No

Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science

PhD / Postdoc Title & description Start End Promotor Supervisor Funding work abroad host others
yes/no yes/no
Ralph Hendriks Combination of HVDC-interconnector with grid connection Sept -05   - Wil Kling  - BSIK: We@Sea  -
Ghanshyam Shrestha New concept for wind turbine generators dec-06 - Bram Ferreira Henk Polinder EU / Innwind yes yes
Anoop Jassal Cost optimization of PM direct drive machines with concentrated windings aug-08 - Bram Ferreira Henk Polinder VWEC - -
Arjen van der Meer Onshore grid stability concerning a high penetration of (VSC)-HVDC connected offshore  Oct 08 Oct 2012 Wil Kling Bob Paap BSIK: We@Sea
Samuel Ani Low cost small scale wind turbine generators for low wind speed regimes  apr-08 apr-12 Bram Ferreira Henk Polinder - -

Mechanical Engineering and Marine Technology

PhD / Postdoc Title & description Start End Promotor Supervisor Funding work abroad host others
yes/no yes/no
Ivo Houtzager Robust inversion of non-linaer dynamic systems  -   Begin Michel Verhaegen -  -  - -
  2011
Erika Echavarria Rams offshore plants Oct -05  - Tetsuo Tomiyama BSIK: We@Sea - -
Muammer Ozbek Remote monitoring of dynamics of wind turbines - - Daniel Rixen Daniel Rixen Gijs van Kuik - no no
Sven Voormeeren Hybrid dynamic subsctructuring in wind turbine engineering Apr  06 March 2012 Daniel Rixen - - - -

Technology, Policy and Management

PhD / Postdoc Title & description Start End Promotor Supervisor Funding work abroad host others
yes/no yes/no
Eeke Mast Scenario devel. offshore wind energy jan-05 Gijs van Kuik - BSIK: We@Sea yes yes
Anne lorène Vernay Innovation in multifunction socio-technical system with analysis of the superwind concept as a case study nov-08   Nov 2012 Karel Mulder Kas Hemmes  -  - -